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Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva 1999, Leone de Castris (Italy)

Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva 1999

Leone de Castris (Italy)

Salice Salentino (Apulia)
Negroamaro (90%), Malvasia Nera di Lecce (10%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Salice Salentino (Apulia) The wine has a beautiful ruby red color with nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes a good richness of aromas, intense, clean and elegant. The aromas that can be perceived in this wine are of ripe cherry, black cherry jam, plum jam, blackberry, black-currant, licorice and vanilla with hints of cocoa, coffee and light aromas of tar and leather. In the mouth has a good correspondence with the nose; the attack is intense and fruity with a good balance between alcohol and tannins. The finish is persistent with pleasing flavors of blackberry and black cherry jam. This reserve wine is produced with maceration at controlled temperature followed by refinement in cask.

Alcohol: 14%

Roasted meat, Hard cheese, Braised meat

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

Issue 3, December 2002


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